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Tavis Smiley and Charlie Rose Join Weeknight Primetime

Tavis Smiley and Charlie Rose Join Weeknight Primetime
on KBDI-12

DENVER – August 19, 2009 – Tavis Smiley and Charlie Rose will join weeknight public affairs programming on KBDI- Channel 12 beginning Sept. 7, 2009.

The typically late-night Tavis Smiley will air weeknights at 5 p.m. and Charlie Rose will air at 10 p.m. 

Tavis Smiley is a hybrid of news, issues and entertainment, featuring interviews with newsmakers, artists, politicians, activists and everyday people.  A unique mix of news and pop culture, the show won the 2005 and 2006 NAACP Image Awards for outstanding Television, News, Talk, or Information Series or Special. 

Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose will engage the world’s most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions five nights a week, Monday-Friday at 10 p.m. The Charlie Rose program will repeat the following day at 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

A full schedule of air times for all of the programs can be found at www.KBDI.org.

About KBDI
KBDI has set itself apart with carriage of an unparalleled amount of local public affairs programming. KBDI "community voice" programming engages viewers in community-based discussions of state, national and global issues. KBDI delivers three digital channels: its flagship KBDI broadcast station with a strong mix of local, national and international programming (DT-12.1); The Documentary Channel, featuring the works of independent filmmakers (DT-12.2); and MHz Worldview, a channel providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience (DT-12.3).

Clarke Watson, University of Denver Intern
KBDI-Channel 12 (PBS)
Marcia Simmons, Marketing Director
CO 303-991-5020 (direct); 303-489-4012 (cell)

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